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Affordable housing workshop to tackle development issues in Grand Rapids

Submitted 11-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

One of the workshops at the Neighborhood Summit next March will seek community input on housing policies, in an effort to create more choices and less disparity.


Politics & Pints event to connect public to local politicians over beer

Submitted 11-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Politics and Pints offers an opportunity for community members to chat and have a beer with local politicians. The event will be held on Nov. 23 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Founders Brewery.


Democrat David LaGrand vies for Michigan House seat

Submitted 11-16-2015 under NEWS

David LaGrand hopes to win to a Michigan House seat on his commitment to criminal justice reform, equitable housing and alternative energy. The Democrat will face Republican Blake Edmonds in the March 8, 2016 general election.


The Healthy Homes Coalition works to keep children's housing safe

Submitted 11-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

As Grand Rapids continues to grow, how do we make sure there is enough healthy, affordable housing for families?


Election results yield victories for school bonds, elected officials

Submitted 11-04-2015 under NEWS

Voters in the area passed school bonding proposals in the Nov. 3 election, with one narrowly failing by 23 votes. The Democratic nominee for a Michigan House seat was selected, and several candidates were elected or reelected to office.


Mayor discusses Tuesday elections, other citizen questions on City Connection

Submitted 11-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

Mayor Heartwell answered questions from local citizens on topics such as police complaints, Nov. 3 elections, and advice for mayor-elect Rosalynn Bliss.


Democrats face off for Michigan House seat in special primary

Submitted 11-02-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids voters will choose between two Democratic candidates in a special primary on the Nov. 3 ballot. The winner will face the currently unopposed Republican candidate in the spring general election to fill a vacated Michigan House seat.


GR area incumbents face opposition in Nov. 3 elections

Submitted 11-02-2015 under NEWS

Several officials in East Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Walker will fight for reelection on the Nov. 3.


Two 3rd Ward community leaders race for City Commission seat

Submitted 10-29-2015 under NEWS

Voters have a choice between two 3rd Ward city commissioner candidates whose goals are aimed at economic opportunity, equitable housing and safety. The winner will replace term-limited Elias Lumpkins.


The Rapidian adds Advisory Council to support local writers

Submitted 10-27-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

As we continue to grow and support local voices, it's important that we make sure that we're providing our community reporters with everything they need to share their news and stories well. Our Advisory Council is an important piece in taking good care of our reporters.